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Man suspected of being thief beaten to death

Man suspected of being thief beaten to death

New Delhi: A man claimed to be a thief was beaten to death by the public after he allegedly trespassed into house in Outer Delhi's Aman Vihar area on Friday.

Police claimed that two cases had been registered in this regard and three persons, who are suspected to be attackers, were identified.

According to police, a PCR call was received at 7:30 am on Friday at Aman Vihar police station regarding a thief being caught by the public and beaten to death. The staff immediately reached the spot and started their investigation and upon further enquiry, it was revealed that one Rajesh, resident of Vinay Enclave in Laxmi Vihar area, trespassed in the house of one Mahender, who lives in the same locality.

"When he tried to enter the house, one of the residents saw him and started shouting. The family members who were inside the home came out after hearing the noise," said police officer. The officer further claimed that Rajesh was caught at the spot and beaten up by the public. He was admitted in SGM Hospital where doctor declared him brought dead. A case under sections 451/380/511 of IPC has been registered on the statement of Mahender against deceased thief Rajesh whereas another case under section 304/34 of IPC has also been registered on DD entry regarding the death of Rajesh.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer) Seju Kuruvilla claimed that they have not made any arrest in the case and also investigating the past criminal cases of deceased Rajesh.

"The questioning is going on and we have also contacted the family of the deceased to get further clue in the case," said the DCP.

One of the investigators claimed that three persons have been identified and there are chances of arrests.

The incident came few days after an incident where three persons suspected to be thieves were beaten up by the several people in Uttam Nagar on Saturday night.

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